In an effort to provide critical employment and educational programming to youth in the juvenile department during these unprecedented times, we are in the process of transitioning some of our program offerings to a distance learning platform. We are also increasing re-entry support to help juveniles returning home with a number of new challenges they will face during the rapidly approaching recession.
The young men and women we serve are in an especially vulnerable position during COVID-19. In fact, poverty is the largest common denominator for incarcerated youth with more than 90% coming from low-income families, to whom they will be returning upon release. Without proper education, relevant job skills or community support, these youth could enter a vicious cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration. But, with your support we can help provide them a second chance.
Any amount you can give will help Youth With Faces continue supporting justice-involved youth with life skills and career education programming that is needed now more than ever. Thank you!